Joe Harris AKA LYF (Lyrically Focused) is a artist and songwriter in Bakersfield, CA. Born on July 13, 1988. His unique style comes from listening to many genres of music since a kid. Started out writing poetry in Elementary school. His dad always kept him around music getting him piano lessons and a guitar. His brother was in a hip hop group called The Trend Settaz in Fresno, CA. He went by Obi1. Which was Joe's first inspiration to rap.
His mother died at 16 years old and a Junior in High School. That made him cling to music and skateboarding even more. Started writing raps his Senior year of High School. Bought Pro Tools and built a computer at 19 years old and started making music with his cousin Sean David an R&B singer from Bakersfield. Created Open Mind Group at 22 years old. Then finally dropped his first album in 2012 called "This Is Me" produced by his big brother Keith Wilkins also known as Keef Knoxx.
Now with much experience and now 3 projects out. Joe is now running a clothing line, a studio, and tv network. He has been able to share the stage with one of his biggest inspirations Red Man (Reggie Noble). Also has shared the stage with artist such as Bone Thugs N Harmony, Snow Da Product, Ubiquitous of Ces Cru, Brotha Lynch Hung, X-Raided, Trizz, Joey Cool, Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest, Palmer Squares, Tech N9ne, and many more. Now you can enjoy his unique mashed up style. Sometimes sounds like his own feature. He def thinks outside of the box and has an open mind!